Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith comes the closest to capturing the original trilogy’s magic as any of the prequel films possibly could. Unlike the original trilogy, Revenge of the Sith is the darkest of the first three films.  There’s a lot riding on the film because it must complete Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) turn to the dark side.  Anakin’s path towards becoming Darth Vader started in the previous film but let’s…

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Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones has the hard part of setting up much of the next film in the trilogy but was terrible in execution. This film had a few things to do.  One is setting up the relationship between Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) and Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman).  The second is coming up with the origins of the Clone Wars, where Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) fought alongside Skywalker.  At some…

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Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace takes us all the way back to the start of Anakin Skywalker’s story as the saga begins. Long before there was ever a Darth Vader to taunt the galaxy, there was a young kid named Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) living in the Outer Rim territories on Tatooine.  All young Anakin wanted to do was to escape this planet and become a pilot.  Life isn’t easy, my young…

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Paul Hirsch talks 50 Years of Editing Hollywood Hits

Oscar-winning film editor Paul Hirsch spoke to Solzy at the Movies over the phone about his new memoir, A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away. When did you first get the idea to start writing a memoir about your time in the trenches? Paul Hirsch:  It was in 2000.  I was on location in Vancouver and my wife was back in LA and on weekends, I was alone and bored.  I’ve…

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Greg Grunberg talks Heroes, Star Wars

Greg Grunberg spoke with Solzy at the Movies about working on Heroes, Star Wars, and Star Trek during Wizard World Chicago. With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker due out in theaters, I had to ask Grunberg what he can tell us about the new film. There’s a mini-Heroes reunion this weekend.  I thought the first season was one of the best seasons in television history. Greg Grunberg: Thank you. What do you miss about working…

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Star Wars: Benioff and Weiss’ Films Are Up First

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Game of Thrones series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ Star Wars films will be up first starting in 2022. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the news this morning during the 6th Annual MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit.  This ends the speculation that came with last week’s announcement. “It would be smart for us to take a bit of a hiatus while we figure out what’s next.  Now, we’re…

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Star Wars: Three Untitled Films On The Way

Three upcoming Star Wars films starting every other year in 2022 were included when Disney announced their slate through 2027. The first of the three is slated for December 16, 2022.  The next two will follow on December 20, 2024 and December 18, 2026.  Meanwhile, the fifth Indiana Jones installment is set for July 9, 2021. The new Star Wars films will switch off every year with the upcoming Avatar sequels.  The latter of which…

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The Walt Disney Company Will Own The 2019 Box Office

Films under the Disney umbrella earned over $3 billion at the box office in 2018 but the company is looking to exceed expectations in 2019. When one looked at the 2018 calendar, Disney films accounted for at least one film every month.  As pointed out by The Big Picture, Disney CEO Bob Iger tightened things down to the point that the studio releases about a dozen films a year or less.  The Mouse didn’t release…

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Star Wars Resistance: The Recruit

With help from Poe Dameron and BB-8, Star Wars Resistance introduces us to some new characters in an hour-long episode titled “The Recruit.” This is going to be a mix of recap and review of this newest television series in the Star Wars universe.  The review aspect will be coming towards the end of you wish to jump ahead.  Please read at your own peril. Having our good friends Poe Dameron and BB-8 lends some…

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Comes Home

With the home video release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans can go behind the scenes with an expansion of bonus features. There’s a nice array of bonus content featured on the second disc.  That’s right.  The bonus content is too big for any single Blu-ray disc.  Through such content, the filmmakers take us behind the scenes of some of the biggest moments in Star Wars history.  The Kessel run isn’t without some discussion…

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